The best underrated movies to watch in lockdown
I live in Sydney and I am up to day 70038934384532 in lockdown. Is it the year 2099? Do they have roller coasters that take you to work yet? I’m excited.
To say I’m over lockdown life would be an understatement but what I'm loving is the abundance of free time I have on my hands to be a lazy piece of shit and not feel guilty about it! If you have already watched every movie you can think of (me too) below are some genuinely amazing movies I didn’t see coming. They are so good that I wish I could go back in time before watching each one and get pumped pre-viewing.
Apologies in advance for my descriptions on each movie, I’m no movie critic and it shows. I’d like to think I'm the common woman throwing common thoughts out and that’s as real as it gets.
Hotel Mumbai - Amazon
Okay, this one is fucking heavy man but I promise you, it’s worth it. Hotel Mumbai is based on the 2008 Mumbai attacks at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India. It keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time - not many movies can claim such a feat. Caution though, it is graphic but incredibly gripping.
Wrath of Man - Amazon
I’m biased because I inhale every Jason Statham movie like it’s a frozen coke and I’m more than willing to endure the brain freeze it gives me. Out of all his bad boi action flicks, this has to be up there as one of his best. I’m devo that I missed out on seeing it at the cinemas because it would have been a wild cinematic time but you know, COVID-19.
The Blind Side - Netflix
This movie may not be that underrated (lol) as it’s a humble masterpiece and Sandra Bullock deserves every acting award known to mankind for her performance in it but I couldn’t not include it here... just in case someone out there hasn’t seen it yet. If that’s you, please go watch it right now and thank me later. It's based on a true story which makes it all the more compelling and “aghh touch my heart why don’t ya” *crying and love heart emojis*.
Booksmart - Netflix
I watched Booksmart begrudgingly because I didn’t have high hopes for it. I don't know why I didn't, maybe because I'd been scared lately from other indie teen flicks that claimed to be everything yet missed the mark entirely. Booksmart is witty, emotional and genuine. Sneaky credit to the director, Olivia Wilde, she did a fab job!
Flight - Amazon / Sully - Binge
I’m giving you two for one deal here. Similar to Jason Statham movies, I’m a sucker for all plane related movies/tv shows (Air Crash Investigations, anybody???). It's a sick fetish as I already have a fear of flying. Flight and Sully are equally spectacular and fascinating stories played out by two fantastic actors.
Bonus round, you don’t have to worry about being too traumatized to get on a plane afterwards because what are planes again? #icanrelateeverythingbacktocovid
Paul - Netflix
I believe in Aliens, there I’ve said it. I know the probability is low but my imagination is high. Paul feeds into my desire for it to be a real thing and out of nowhere I get a lit alien buddy to chill with (the dream). It's funny, Kristen Wiig stars in it and there's a road trip involved - the top three essentials for any great movie.